Date and time notation in Thailand
Thailand also adopted ISO 8601 under national standard: TIS 1111:2535 in 1992. However, in practice, there are some variations.
Thailand mainly uses the Buddhist Era which is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian year. The year AD 2006 is indicated as 2549 BE in Thailand. Despite adopting ISO 8601, Thai official date is still written in DDMMYYYY format, such as 1 January 2549 BE (AD 2006) or 23/04/2555.
In Thailand, official time is indicated in 24-hour clock system; however, a six-hour clock system is also used, especially in spoken language. It counts 4 times from 1 to 6, with different additional words to make the distinction for night, morning, afternoon, and evening. Thailand is in the Asian time zone ICT – Indochina Time and military Golf time zone G.
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